Note that every negative comment in this thread on the Versys is from one poster. Does not make him wrong, but he is in the minority.
Mostly good reviews and some info here http://www.versys.co.uk/
Dollar for dollar, the Versys looks like a great buy. It is on my short list, along with the Wee-Strom, and odd as it may sound, I really like the 1250 Bandit. Haven't ridden one yet though. In Canada we get the "1250-SEA" model with ABS, lower fairing, and hard bags - looks tasty!